WASHINGTON — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he has no idea how he’ll vote come November because he doesn’t support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. He also says he isn’t sure whether Trump can win Ohio if he remains so divisive.
Kasich, who lost the GOP primary to Trump and shunned the Republican National Convention, tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that four years of Hillary Clinton would mean “total gridlock.”
But Kasich says he can’t swing behind Trump either, and that any candidate who wants to win his support has to “operate in the light,” and not on the “dark side of the street.”
However, Trump apparently has won over at least one member of the Bush family.
George P. Bush, the Texas land commissioner and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, is seen on a video posted online encouraging Republicans to unite behind the Republican nominee. The Texas Tribune reports the video of Bush’s remarks was taken Saturday at meeting for state party activists.
He acknowledges that “from Team Bush it’s a bitter pill to swallow.” But added: “You get back up and you help the man that won and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton.”
An early favorite in the Republican presidential race, Jeb Bush said in May that he wouldn’t vote for Trump. Former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush have also withheld their support, and Marvin Bush — brother of George W. and Jeb, and son of George H.W. — recently endorsed Libertarians Gary Johnson and William Weld.
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